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Audition Requirements

Audition Application Please Print Student’s Name Name: ______________________________________ Last


Home Address: ______________________________ ___________________________________________ No. & Street Apt.



School Music Teacher’s Name: _____________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Email: ______________________________________ Private Lesson Teacher’s Name: _____________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Email: ______________________________________ Returning member? Yes_____No_____ If yes, what orchestra? ___________________________________________ How did you hear about GNOYO? ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ I’m auditioning for: (circle all that apply) Sinfonia • Philharmonia • North Shore Sinfonia • North Shore Philharmonia • Symphony • NOBC Please return this application with the nonrefundable audition fee, payable to “GNOYO”

504.861.1801 gnoyo@gnoyo.org

APPLICATIONS DUE May auditions: May13, 2019 August auditions: July 29, 2019 January auditions: December 30, 2019

include: • Scales (as listed below) • Sight reading • A section of a prepared piece (1-2 minutes in length) of the student’s choice which best represents their playing level.

Dr. Jean Montès, Music Director

SEASON 2019 - 2020

Scale Requirements Strings

Violin: G, Bb -2-octave scales for the string orchestras; any two 3-octave scales for the full orchestras (1 major/1 minor preferred) Viola, Cello: C, D -2-octave scales for the string orchestras; two 3-octave scales for the full orchestras (1 major/1 minor preferred) Bass: E, G -1-octave scale for the string orchestras; two 2-octave scales for the full orchestras (1 major/1 minor preferred)

Full Orchestras ONLY

Woodwinds, Brass: Chromatic scale over the full range of the instrument, plus the C and E scales (not concert pitch), as many octaves as possible Piano, Mallets: Chromatic, Bb and E scales, all 3 octaves. Harp: No scales Percussionists: will audition on both mallets and snare (with rudiments.) NOBC: prepare a short song

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Louisiana Division Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 207, New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone 504.861.1801 Fax 504.861.1806

www.gnoyo.org 504.861.1801 gnoyo@gnoyo.org



Grade (2019/2020): __________ Age: ___________ Instrument ________________ Yrs of Study: ______

Mail to: GNOYO, 7100 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 207, New Orleans, LA 70118



Parent/Guardian Full Name(s): ________________________________ Parent Phone: _______________________________ Parent Email: ________________________________ Place of Employment: _________________________ Name



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Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Now in its 25th season, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) is an independent engage,educate, and foster music awareness across the community. Young musicians, ages 7 to 19, are placed by audition in GNOYO’s challenging and rewarding orchestral programs. Five orchestras and three outreach programs are offered: • Symphony • Philharmonia and North Shore Philharmonia • Sinfonia and North Shore Sinfonia • NOBC - New Orleans Boys’ Choir • Young Artist Academy • Chamber Music Groups • Endangered Instruments Program Each season, GNOYO also presents an annual Young Soloists Concerto Competition, three major performances, community outreach concerts, improve individual performances and ensemble skills, while developing the attitudes and discipline that help them take initiative in their schools and community. Recent seasons have included an East Coast concert tour, concerts at Carnegie Hall, and collaborations with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Monday, June 22 All aboard! And we’re off! Two buses turning the corner from Calhoun on to Charles Ave. 1st stop: Charleston, GNOYO is St. the proud recipient of the S.C.

2006 ComingUp Taller Award and FinalArts Checklist Governor’s Awardfor East Coast Tour: 80 instruments in Arts Education. 80 music stands 800 sheets of music 125 pieces of luggage 500 snacks and 300 bottles of water

To Apply


Auditions are held:

MAY (full season) Friday, May 17, 2019 (Mandeville High School) Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Loyola University) $10 audition fee AUGUST (full season) August 3 & 4, 2019 (Loyola University) $20 audition fee JANUARY (half season) Saturday, January 4, 2020 (Loyola University) $20 audition fee

GNOYO is structured to include players at all levels of ability. There are three divisions: • Sinfonia/North Shore Sinfonia • Philharmonia/North Shore Philharmonia • Symphony Beginner to intermediate string players will be placed in the Sinfonia. Intermediate string, woodwind, brass and percussion players will be placed in the Philharmonia. Advanced and precollege players will be placed in the Symphony.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes to an hour before your appointed time. Although regular auditions occur in May, August, or January, GNOYO also conducts rolling auditions throughout the season.

Sinfonia/North Shore Sinfonia members will

audition application or go online to: www.gnoyo.

position. String players in this division should have experience playing scales and repertoire in keys

receives the application. Email gnoyo@gnoyo.org of your audition time. FEES (PER STUDENT) Audition – May: $10 Audition – August & January: $20 Participation Fee: Sinfonias: $500 Philharmonias: $525 Symphony: $575 New Orleans Boys’ Choir: $300 Eligibility All current members must audition to renew their membership for the following year. GNOYO participants are chosen by audition. Auditions are open to all students 19 years of age or younger who play one of the following instruments:

violin viola cello bass harp

oboe clarinet bassoon french horn

trumpet trombone tuba percussion piano

Philharmonia/North Shore Philharmonia orchestra players should have experience playing scales and repertoire in keys containing up to players must display an intermediate level of String players must be able to play in the third vibrato and a variety of bow articulations. Harpist or percussionists with a piano background are preferred. Symphony students should have experience playing scales and repertoire in all keys. Woodwind and brass players must demonstrate advanced accuracy of scales, clef-reading and transpositions, where applicable. String players three octaves and meet a minimum ability to play .

NOBC. The New Orleans Boys’ Choir. Please contact the

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